"We fancied a new challenge and a change of lifestyle. And since we can cook, ski and speak German, we thought why not?" says Andy.
A year later, the couple are welcoming visitors to Chalet Anna - which sleeps up to 8 - for summer and winter breaks. They can provide transfers to and from Salzburg airport, the ski slopes and other activities which include everything from paintballing to paragliding and angling.
Price: pound;150 to pound;400 per week per person